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  • 18 Things You Learn After Two Long Days With Lana Del Rey

    18 Things You Learn After Two Long Days With Lana Del Rey | ARTICLE

    There's only one person, it seems, who doesn't find Lana Del Rey a confounding mystery. "I know everything about myself," Del Rey says in her first Rolling Stone cover story, on stands now. "I know why...

    July 24, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • How Andy Serkis Became the King of Post-Human Acting

    How Andy Serkis Became the King of Post-Human Acting | ARTICLE

    On a London stage in 1992, a young Andy Serkis thought he was reaching the limits of actorly transformation. Playing Dogboy, "a bizarre, potentially quite violent street kid who thinks he's a dog," he'd strip naked each...

    July 14, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Alternate Kisstory: Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer & Bruce Kulick Speak Out

    Alternate Kisstory: Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer & Bruce Kulick Speak Out | ARTICLE

    Rolling Stone's first-ever Kiss cover story mostly focused on the original lineup of the band: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. The Rock and Hall of Fame also chose to induct only those...

    May 31, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • The True Origins of 'X-Men'

    The True Origins of 'X-Men' | ARTICLE

    It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thor and Iron...

    May 26, 2014 12:05 AM ET
  • Patrick Stewart on 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

    Patrick Stewart on 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' | ARTICLE

    "I was not a comic book reader," Patrick Stewart says, with a distinct note of apology. "Not those kind, anyway. I read storybook comics, and when I was much younger I read children's cartoons. But I never...

    May 23, 2014 3:46 PM ET
  • How Neil Patrick Harris Met Himself

    How Neil Patrick Harris Met Himself | ARTICLE

    Even Neil Patrick Harris can't always make it look easy. Late on a cool Friday afternoon in early April, he hustles past the Belasco...

    May 22, 2014 12:00 AM ET
  • 18 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Kiss

    18 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Kiss | ARTICLE

    Reporting Kiss' belated first Rolling Stone cover story was an adventure, of sorts: Senior Writer Brian Hiatt went to Starbucks with the Starchild, had the Demon ask if he wanted a "nosh," hung out in the Catman's...

    April 2, 2014 3:05 PM ET
  • Full Current Kiss Lineup to Attend Hall of Fame Induction

    Full Current Kiss Lineup to Attend Hall of Fame Induction | ARTICLE

    Current Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer aren't going to be inducted with the band at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, and they won't perform, either...

    April 1, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Kiss Forever: 40 Years of Feuds and Fury

    Kiss Forever: 40 Years of Feuds and Fury | ARTICLE

    All that's missing from Gene Simmons' home office is a cash register. He has stuffed a wing of his otherwise tasteful Beverly Hills mansion...

    March 26, 2014 9:20 AM ET
  • Seth Meyers' Late-Night Gamble

    Seth Meyers' Late-Night Gamble | ARTICLE

    After hosting "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live for eight years, incoming Late Night host Seth Meyers isn't worried about doing a monologue every night – riffing on the news is, at this point, a familiar challenge....

    February 13, 2014 12:00 PM ET
  • How Oscar Isaac Became Llewyn Davis

    How Oscar Isaac Became Llewyn Davis | ARTICLE

    Until they met Oscar Isaac, the Coen Brothers were pretty sure that their tragicomic Inside Llewyn Davis screenplay was unfilmable: Where would they find a crazy-talented singer-guitarist with movie-star presence and major comic acting chops? Isaac,...

    December 12, 2013 3:55 PM ET
  • The Coen Brothers' Classic Folk Tale: Behind 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    The Coen Brothers' Classic Folk Tale: Behind 'Inside Llewyn Davis' | ARTICLE

    The Coen brothers' movies are not, for the most part, overflowing with sentiment. Black humor, existential mysteries, endlessly quotable dialogue? Sure. Unabashed emotion? Shut the fuck up, Donny. But they've learned to lace their films with deft...

    November 21, 2013 10:08 AM ET
  • Exclusive: Eminem Responds to 'Rap God' Homophobia Accusations

    Exclusive: Eminem Responds to 'Rap God' Homophobia Accusations | ARTICLE

    In the years since the initial uproar over the use of anti-gay slurs on his first two albums, Eminem has performed with and befriended Elton John, endorsed gay marriage and repeatedly told interviewers that he doesn't actually...

    November 4, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • Eminem Q&A Exclusive: The Making of 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'

    Eminem Q&A Exclusive: The Making of 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' | ARTICLE

    Eminem was just a couple of days away from finishing his new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (due November 5th), when we spoke in his suburban Detroit studio in early October. In these outtakes...

    November 1, 2013 2:10 PM ET
  • Eminem Exclusive: Slim Shady on His New LP

    Eminem Exclusive: Slim Shady on His New LP | ARTICLE

    "Right now, I'm probably working harder than I've ever worked in my life," says a sleep-deprived Eminem, gulping diet Red Bull in his suburban Detroit studio. He's well past deadline ("They keep telling me a different...

    October 23, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • The Unbreakable Robin Quivers

    The Unbreakable Robin Quivers | ARTICLE

    One day last May, shortly after a 12-hour operation that had surgeons flipping her around "like Cirque du Soleil" as they struggled to remove...

    October 23, 2013 6:00 AM ET
  • How Arctic Monkeys Reinvented Their Sound

    How Arctic Monkeys Reinvented Their Sound | ARTICLE

    Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner may have some real rivals for the best-rock-songwriter-of-his-generation title, but when it comes to fantastic rock & roll hair,...

    October 21, 2013 3:10 PM ET
  • Q&A: Eddie Vedder on Pearl Jam's New LP and Hate-Watching the VMAs

    Q&A: Eddie Vedder on Pearl Jam's New LP and Hate-Watching the VMAs | ARTICLE

    Eddie Vedder is really trying to take better care of himself. "I quit drinking and smoking all the time," he says with a laugh. "I'm currently not drinking – because it's 11:00 in the morning." Sober or...

    September 27, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Michael J. Fox: The Toughest Man on TV

    Michael J. Fox: The Toughest Man on TV | ARTICLE

    He's a short guy, even smaller than he looks onscreen, and his legs have some trouble communicating with his brain these days, but at...

    September 26, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Q&A: Bryan Cranston on Walter White's Morality

    'Breaking Bad' Q&A: Bryan Cranston on Walter White's Morality | ARTICLE

    In anticipation of the Breaking Bad series finale on Sunday, September 29, Rolling Stone will publish an exclusive interview with a new cast member every day, Monday through Friday. Yesterday, Dean Norris went to great lengths...

    September 13, 2013 2:00 PM ET
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